Policy and Advocacy Officer  at TAHA August, 2023  

TAHA is an apex private sector member-based organization mandated to develop and promote horticulture (flowers, fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs and horticultural seeds) in Tanzania. TAHA’s goal is to improve the growth and competitiveness of horticultural industry in the country for social and economic gains. TAHA is a unified voicing platform for Tanzania horticulture, representing farmers at all levels, processors, exporters and service providers in the horticultural industry in Tanzania.
Activity Background  
 TAHA is currently implementing a 5-year USAID funded project called USAID “Tuhifadhi Chakula” activity. The purpose of the Project is to reduce food loss and waste and resultant climate effects for improved food security and livelihoods. The project is focusing on reducing food loss and food waste by addressing postharvest handling issues within key value chains with a major contribution to Tanzania food security basket. The project will implement interventions around four (4) main thematic areas, which improve food handling, storage and value addition at producer and commercial levels, facilitate market access to ensure agricultural good reach consumers, inform and promote policy and regulatory frameworks that reduce food loss and waste and strengthen local organizations capacity to lead on post-harvest management.
 TAHA is seeking for motivated and highly experienced applicants to implement this project in positions described below. All applicants are strongly advised to adhere to application instructions and guidance provided.
Policy and Advocacy Officer 
Reporting to: Partnership Manager Duty station: Dodoma, Tanzania 
Position summary  
The Policy and Advocacy Officer is responsible to identify and pursuing trade and investment opportunities, promoting economic growth, and facilitating partnerships that contribute to the organization’s mission and strategic goals.
Scope of work
• Identify business and policy constraint issues facing the horticulture value chain actors and devise mechanisms to address them.
• Participate in Policy, legal, and Regulatory frameworks review on behalf of horticulture value chain actors at national, regional, and international levels
• Organize high-level Public-Private Dialogues, Conferences with trade-related Ministries and their Agencies, and Parliamentary Committees responsible for Agriculture, Trade, and Investments.
• Work closely with the Public and Private Sectors Stakeholders in addressing industry challenges in areas of productivity enhancement, post-harvest handling, value addition and market access.
• Organize training and capacity-building sessions for industry stakeholders on new policies, and legal and regulatory frameworks to impart the knowledge to horticultural stakeholders.
• Conduct policy research and analysis to keep the industry stakeholders well informed on policy and regulatory changes in the country and analyze their effects on the horticulture industry
• Prepare policy briefs, position papers, fact sheets to support advocacy initiatives on post-harvest handling.
• Organize exposure learning visits for Policy Makers and Public Officials to raise their understanding and awareness on post-harvest handling issues.
• Maintain solid relations with stakeholders especially the agricultural led Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
• Collaborate with other Private Sector Organizations, Policy Analysis Groups in undertaking joint initiatives on agriculture policy researches and advocacy.
Qualifications and skills
Degree Level Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Economics, Agri-Business, Law, Public Relations, International Relations Business Administration, or a related field.
Experience • Proven work experience of at least 6 years in roles related to policy, Advocacy, research and Analysis, or stakeholder engagement.
• Experience in working with government entities, industry associations, and international organizations to promote trade and attract investment is beneficial.
• Demonstrated success in identifying, pursuing, and facilitating trade and investment opportunities.
• Experience in organizing trade missions, investment conferences, and networking events.
• In-depth knowledge of specific industries, sectors, or geographic regions relevant to the organization’s goals can be an advantage.
• Familiarity with regulatory and compliance procedures related to trade and investment.
• Understanding of international trade dynamics, investment trends, and economic development.
Key Skills Strong interpersonal, technical and analytical skills including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collaboratively, Computer skills and problem-solving skills.
Application Procedure 
Interested and suitably qualified individuals should send their applications enclosing detailed;
• Application letter
• Curriculum vitae (not exceeding 4 pages)
• Copies of qualification certificates
 The cover letter to be addressed to;
Human Resources and Administration Manager
P.O. Box 16520, ARUSHA.
Application Instructions. 
1. Submission: All applications must be submitted via email to the following address: recruitment@taha.or.tz.
2. Format: Please compile your application into a single PDF attachment. Ensure that all required documents are included in the PDF.
3. Subject Line: In the subject line of your email, clearly state the position you are applying for. For example: “APPLICATION FOR SENIOR PROJECT ACCOUNTANT POSITION.”
4. Focus on One Application: Applicants are requested to apply for one specific vacancy only. Multiple applications for different positions will not be accepted.
5. Deadline: The deadline for submitting your application is Tuesday, 12th September, 2023. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
6. Adherence: Please carefully adhere to all instructions provided above. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in your application not being reviewed.
The successful candidate will be remunerated according the TAHA salary scale, and in alignment with the candidate’s qualifications and professional experience. Other employment benefits will be as per the organization’s policy
Please note:  TAHA is an equal opportunity employer that welcome all qualified candidates to apply for the open positions. TAHA is committed to create a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel valued and respected.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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